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T-Mobile customers can send RCS messages to Android users worldwide

The rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS) in the US and much of the world has been a slow affair. However, the next-generation replacement for SMS and MMS messaging just got a much-needed boost from T-Mobile and Google. The companies say they’…

Switzerland pilots a contact tracing app using Apple and Google’s tech

Switzerland is now piloting a COVID-19 contact tracing app that uses the Apple-Google framework. According to the Swiss university EPFL, the app, SwissCovid, is the first in the world to put the Apple-Google model to use.SwissCovid will use Bl…

Spotify drops the 10,000-song cap on libraries

At long last, Spotify is dropping the 10,000-song limit on My Library, so you’ll be able to save as many tracks and albums as you like for easier access to them. You won’t need to remove any tunes to make space for new ones anymore.It’s a welc…

Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: A surprisingly solid tablet experience

I’ve never reviewed a Chromebook quite like this latest one from Lenovo. The Chromebook Duet, first announced in January, defies most Chromebook trends. It’s one of the few convertible tablet devices that can run Chrome OS, at a time when the …

Mercedes’ EQV electric van is available for purchase in Europe

Mercedes’ EQV electric van is now available for sale in Europe. You can order the high-end electric van starting at €71,388 (about $78,352). Until now, the only vehicle available from Mercedes’ all-electric EQ line was the luxury EQC, so this …

Toxic coast: Cleaning up a century of industrial waste in New Jersey

Driving from Manhattan, the NJT 158 bus takes the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River to New Jersey, then cuts North and follows the river all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. The road it takes is called River Road, which used to …

Sony’s ZV-1 is a vlogger-focused take on the RX100

As it teased, Sony is going all-in on vlogging with the ZV-1, a video-centric compact that fuses features form the popular RX100 V and RX100 VII cameras. It has a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor that’s big enough to deliver decently blurred backgro…

Drone deliveries are making their case in a crisis

It feels like drones were built for this moment. The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to spend the majority of their time indoors and, where possible, maintain a healthy distance from anyone that doesn’t live in the same building. Comp…

‘Fortnite’ will play at a speedy 90FPS on OnePlus 8 phones

It’s not just the iPad Pro that has a performance advantage over consoles in Fortnite. OnePlus has struck a deal with Epic Games to run Fortnite at a speedy 90FPS on its 8 Series phones — the first time any phone has had this advantage in the …

Wallace and Gromit get their first AR story in ‘The Big Fix Up’

Over the years, beloved duo Wallace and Gromit have appeared in their share of games. In 2009, for instance, Telltale Games gave the two its classic adventure game treatment. But for the time ever, they’ll star in an augmented reality title. Later th…